Sustaining the courageous and necessary work of People Living Through Cancer staff and volunteers is an ongoing task. Funding comes through memberships, grants, gifts, charitable donations of cash, goods and services and collaboration with other groups and organizations supporting cancer survivorship in New Mexico. The generosity of the Albuquerque and New Mexico community has helped to build a solid foundation for leadership and quality service. The demand for services increases daily.
There are numerous ways to join with People Living Through Cancer to support identified needs for education, training, support, outreach and recognition:
Partnerships with PLTC
On Borrowed Time: Creativity and Healing©
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On Borrowed Time represents an emerging trend in a people-centered approach to healthcare: medical humanities. The readers theater is an innovative and dynamic outreach program which presents and explores, in a theatrical venue, the important relationship between creativity and the healing process; the transformative power of art.”
Through theater and art we share our creativity and stories about survivorship in order to provide hope, encouragement and empowerment to those who have been affected by cancer.”
This is a wonderful reader’s theater project, which had it origins in an art exhibition at the Governor’s Gallery in the State Capitol in Santa Fe, New Mexico in May, 2000. That show titled, On Borrowed Time: Translations of Life with Breast Cancer”, consisted of art by New Mexico artists who are surviving breast cancer and was organized under the sponsorship of New Mexico’s former First Lady, Dee Johnson.
The exhibit has also been shown at the Women’s Health Center in Santa Fe, The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Albuquerque, The Macy Center at Tech in Soccoro, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lovelace Medical Center, The American Cancer Society in Albuquerque, the Julianna Kirwin Gallery in Bernalillo and at the new Cancer Institute of New Mexico in Santa Fe.
The show has been described as…”a brilliant collection of intelligent, compassionate works of art…”
As artists and survivors, On Borrowed Time…a non profit affiliate of People Living Through Cancer…brings their inspiring message to people throughout the state of New Mexico. This project was made possible through a grant from the New Mexico Women’s Foundation.
SCALES: Surviviors of Cancer Advocacy and LEgal Services
This program is supported by lawyers care referral of the State Bar of New Mexico.
Referrals may be made to trained attorneys when:
Appropriate treatment has been denied
Physician prescribed treatment has been denied by insurance
You have experienced discrimination (cancer related) based on genetic testing
You have experienced discrimination in the workplace to a cancer diagnosis or treatment
Income Eligibility Guidelines Apply to Pro Bono Services.